Putting you on the map!

Find the Correct Place on the Map 

After publishing, you will be presented with a map that corresponds to your 3D model. Follow the instructions below to append the proper address and name to your Space in Google Street View.step-1.jpg

  1. Type the name and address of your Space into the text box. 
    • You can use Google's predictive autocomplete text options to find the area faster. 
    • Choosing from the autocomplete results will ensure that your imagery is attached to the right Place ID, which is the business listing in Google.
  2. Use the name of the business or the venue in addition to the address.
    • This helps you better identify the Place ID for areas with shared addresses, like a skyscraper with multiple shops or a strip center in a suburban area.

If a Place ID is not available to match your space, we recommend you first report a missing place on Google Maps to create a Place ID. Then you can publish again through Matterport and use the new Place ID you requested.

Adjust the Footprint 

The map will show the address of your 3D model as well as business and properties in the immediate surrounding areas. Navigating the map is almost identical to navigating Google Maps. Use these controls to adjust and place your footprint. 

The map will also show a top-down floor plan of the interior. This is the same floor plan view featured in Matterport's Showcase view. step-2.jpg

Zoom, drag, move and rotate  

  1. Use the +/- buttons (or mouse wheel) to zoom in and out. 
  2. Click and drag to move around the map. 
  3. Click and drag on the move icon to move the floor plan. 
    • Do this to match the floor plan with the satellite image. Keep in mind, placing the floor plan on the map means all of the individual 360° images on Google Maps are being placed at the same time
    • Note: If you have blurred any part of the space using the blur brush, make sure to wait for the blurs to finish processing before publishing to Google Street View.
  4. Click and drag the rotate icon.
    • After the floor plan is the correct size, rotate the plan so that it fits logically into the area on the map. 
    • To perfect this, we recommend opening another browser window and exploring the Space in Matterport's 3D Showcase. This will help you find unique identifying floor plan features that you can use to orient your rotation. 
      • Tip: Look for entrances. They are usually near the parking lot.  
      • Tip: Zoom in on the map as far as possible to help you clarify position. 
  5. Click Next when you're finished. 

Select a Google Account for Attribution 

Select a valid Google account to publish the imagery. This is known as attribution, meaning the name and profile picture from the selected Google account appear in the credits for the imagery, in the top-left corner.


Photographers who are publishing on behalf of clients have three options: 

  • Publish from a Google account owned by the photography firm. 
    • In this case, attribution is given to the photographer. 
  • Ask the business owner to create a specific email account for Google Street View. 
    • Example: Marketing@bobsbbqrestaurant.com
    • Share the account credentials with the photographer. In this case, attribution is given to the business owner. 
  • Give the business owner editor access
    • Invite the business owner to become a Matterport Collaborator. They can then enter their own Google credentials and publish directly. In this case, attribution is given to the business owner. 

Choose the right attribution method 

Choosing your attribution method depends on the photographer and the type of relationship they have with their client. 

For proper attribution, we strongly recommend publishing from a branded account that represents your entire business or organization. This means outright avoiding using personal email accounts or email aliases like distribution lists.